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Laura Ellen (Berry) Hackney

1921 - 2016

Laura Ellen (Berry) Hackney 95 of Blaine, KY went to be with the Lord Sunday May 8, 2016 (Mothers Day).

She was born March 25, 1921 to Perlina E. (Chandler) Berry and Nelson Berry in Columbus, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Ray F. Hackney and her youngest son Donald W. Hackney.

Survivors include two sons Ralph L. Hackney and wife Lucille of Grove City, Ohio and Larry Hackney and wife Mary E. of Blaine, KY; two daughters Karen S. Dickson and husband Charles of Galloway, Ohio and Lois J. Hollingsworth and husband Ted of Grove City, Ohio. She is Grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She will be loved and sadly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 12th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Jordan and Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Castle Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Blanche Marie (Varney) Marcum

1915 - 2016

Blanche Marie (Varney) Marcum, 100, of Louisa, Ky., formerly of Fort Gay, WV. laft her earthly life to begin a new life on May 8, 2016.

She was born October 12, 1915 at Silver Creek, in Wayne County near Crum, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband Harmon Marcum, her parents William J. Varney, mother Florence (Brown) Varney and step mother Julina Varney; brothers, James,  Morris Clayton, and David Varney; sisters, Josephine Jewell, Opal Leflar, Muriel Stuart and Daughter in law Elizabeth (Stroud) Marcum.

She is survived by three sons, William Everett Marcum of London, Ohio; Thomas David Marcum and daughter in law Lotus (Bellomy) Marcum of Fort Gay, WV; Charles Franklin Marcum of Fort Gay, WV; and one sister, Gladys Anderson of Sun City, Arizona; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She and two of her sisters, Josephine and Opal along with their father William sung old time gospel songs as a quartet from the time they were young children until they were grown. She had a passion for singing as well as quilting. While living in Florida she quilted more than 100 small quilts which were distributed to nursing homes as well as homes for orphan children. She was a member of the Pelican Peace Makers in Edgewater, Florida for several years and some of those quilts were sent as far away as Central America. She loved doing things that benefited others.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Graveside service will be held May 14, 2016 at McClellan Crum Cemetery near Dunlow, WV.

Zelda Bowling Wallace 

1941 - 2016

Zelda Bowling Wallace, 74, of Ulysses, KY went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2016 following a brief illness. Zelda was a homemaker and a member of the Walnut Grove FWB Church.

Zelda was born Dec. 7, 1941 at Georges Creek, KY, the daughter of the late William H. and Josie Ashley Bowling. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Joe Wallace, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include a son Rick Wallace; two sisters Della Massic of Fort Gay, WV and Lois Jean May of Monroe, MI; a brother Ernest Bowling of Bolxie, MS and a special friend Phyliss Simms.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 10 at 1:00 pm at the Walnut Grove FWB Church with Rev. Jimmy Vanhoose officiating. Burial will follow in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses, KY.

Friends may visit the family any time after 10:00 am Monday May 9 at the Walnut Grove FWB Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

  

Louise Waller-Salmons

1926 - 2016

Louise Waller-Salmons, 89 of Fort Gay passed from this earthly life on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Martin County Health Care Facility and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

She was born in Webb, West Virginia on August 19, 1926 to the late Saul and Maudie Copley-Waller. Louise was a Homemaker and a member of the Glenn Hayes Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Gay. 

Besides her parents Mrs. Salmons was preceded in death by her husband Luther Salmons in 1981.

She is survived by six loving children and their spouses; Lawrence Salmons of Ceredo, West Virginia, Wilts and Linda Salmons, Ruby and Bruce Shannon, Ralph Salmons, Michael Salmons and Marcelle and David Meade all of Fort Gay, West Virginia; four siblings; Elmer Waller of South Point, Ohio, Ruffus Waller of Prichard, West Virginia, Bonnie Long of Urbana, Ohio and Ray Waller of Bucyrus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren as well as many friends and extended family all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral Service to honor the life of Louise will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 am with Pastor Kyle Peake and Pastor Ronnie Maynard officiating, burial will follow at Webb Cemetery in Webb, West Virginia.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Young Funeral Home on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 6-9 pm. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com 

Anita Louise (Marcum) Brown

1937 - 2016 

Anita Louise (Marcum) Brown, 68, of Louisa, KY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Ruskin, FL, at Life Path Hospice House following a battle with multiple myeloma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Brown, her parents J. N., Jr. and Laura Marcum of Louisa, KY, and an aunt, FaDana Sisson of Louisa, KY.

Anita was born on November 16, 1947 in Louisa, KY.  She was a graduate of Louisa High School and Morehead State University.  Anita retired from the Lawrence County, KY school system in 1997 after serving 28 years as a fourth grade teacher at the Louisa Elementary School. Anita was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa.   

She is survived by one daughter Marla Brown Tobia (Scott), and two grandchildren, Easton and Laura Tobia, who reside in Apollo Beach, FL; one sister Rose Marie Murray (A.B.) of Fort Gay, WV; a sister-in-law Violet Watts (Bernard) of Blackey, KY; nieces and nephews: Elaine Murray DeSario (David), and their children Alex and Eli DeSario, Neil Watts, John Watts (Anita) and their daughter Emily Jade Watts; and a host of close friends.

The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church, located at 202 W. Main St. in Louisa, KY from 4:00 pm -9:00pm on Sunday, May 8. 

Final services will also be held there at 2:00pm on Monday, May 9, 2016, with Rev. Raymond Payne officiating, with burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Louisa.

 

Wilma Jean Hacker-Lemaster

1935 - 2016

Wilma Jean Hacker-Lemaster, 80 of Louisa passed from this earthly life Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center and is now at rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior.

She was born on November 14, 1935 in Huntington, WV to the late Logan and Nancy Sammons-Hacker. Wilma was a longtime school teacher in the Lawrence County Public Schools.

In addition to her parents Ms. Lemaster was preceded in death by her husband Charlie James Lemaster in 1988 and by one daughter Patricia Jackson in 2009.

She leaves behind a loving family including a son Jackie Lemaster and his wife Carlene of Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren CJ Jackson, II and his wife Barbie of Louisa, Kentucky, Whitney Jackson of Washington Court House, Ohio, Travis Lemaster and his wife Delight of Baltimore, Maryland and Nicole Best and her husband Ryan of Tampa, Florida; six grandchildren as well as many friends and extended family all of whom will cherish her memory.

Funeral Services will be held at the Young Funeral Home - Chapel on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Johnny Maynard officiating, burial will follow at the Franklin Cemetery in Louisa.

Visitation for family and friends will be after 10:00 am until the service hour on Sunday at the Young Funeral Home – Chapel. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary Katherine Murphy-Bryant

1953 - 2016

Mary Katherine Murphy-Bryant, 62, of Catlettsburg, Ky. passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at her home.

Mary was born September 25, 1953 in Lawrence County, Kentucky a daughter of the late Herman and Sarah Smith Murphy. Mary was a homemaker and was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include, her loving husband of 36 years, Larry Lee Bryant of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; children, Stanley Skaggs, Jason Skaggs, John Bryant, Jesse Bryant and Larry Bryant Jr.; siblings, Alma Preston, Herma Coons, Cerry Smith, Robert Murphy, Lois Chaffin, Ruth Childers, Naomi Scott and Mary Bowen; grandchildren, Dwayne Skaggs, Josh Skaggs, Johnny Skaggs, and Briana Bayes, Ashley Slone and Ali Parker; numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Bryant Home, 7274 Hwy 707 Catlettsburg, Kentucky with Danny Clarkston officiating.. Burial will follow at the Bryant Family Cemetery, Catlettsburg, Ky.

Visitation will be after 6:00 PM Wednesday and all day Thursday at the Bryant Home.

John Wilson Brooks 

1955 - 2016

John Wilson Brooks, 60, of Louisa, KY passed away May 1, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center ER.

John was born Nov. 11, 1955 at Huntington, WV, the son of Norma Norris Brooks and the late August Brooks Sr. He was a disabled electrical lineman and served in the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his loving wife Karen Workman Brooks, three sons; Jonathan Brian Brooks and wife Tiffany, Michael Brent Brooks and wife Legina, and Justin Bradley Brooks and wife Donna all of Louisa; his mother Norma Brooks, two sisters Leann Spillman also of Louisa and Joyce Summers of Richmond, KY; a brother August Brooks Jr., seven grandchildren and six step grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday May 5 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Charles Paul Maynard

1947 - 2016

Charles Paul Maynard, 69, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Kentucky.

Charles was born May 2, 1947 in Chatteroi, WV a son of the late Alex Dan and Garnett Hammond Maynard. Charles was a retired maintenance worker for Martin County Coal and also worked for Bob Crum's Body Shop. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Alex Danny Maynard Jr. who passed away in 2012, and was a member of Buchannon Chapel Church for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Linda Sue Lee Maynard of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Michael L. Maynard of Louisa, Kentucky; grandson, Cody L. Maynard of Louisa, Kentucky; sisters, Patsy (Lonnie) Ratliff of Martin Co. Ky.; Cathy (Keith) Bradley of Louisa, Ky.; Ken Maynard also of Louisa, Ky.; A host of extended family and friends, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 PM Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Keith Workman and Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow at the Hammond Cemetery, Clifford, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Ronnie Castle

1953 – 2016

Ronnie Castle, 62, of Louisa passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

Ronnie was born on December 28, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Elwood and Gwendolyn Adams-Castle. He was a Mason with the Richardson Masonic Lodge and was a member of Belles Chapel Church. Mr. Castle was a Team Leader with AEP at the Big Sandy Plant for 39 years.

He leaves behind a loving family including his wife of 32 years Glenna Hughes-Castle of Louisa; two sons Ronald Castle of Mount Sidney, VA and Adam Castle of Louisa, KY; two daughters Amy Castle-Phillips of Inez, KY and Katie Castle-Parson of Louisa, KY; two brothers Delmas “Doc” Castle of Louisa and Steven Castle of Fort Gay, WV; one sister Glenna Kimmel of Messa, AZ; he was a proud papaw of five grandkids, Braiden Castle, Zachary Castle, Kylan Castle, Harvey Parson and Hattie Castle,  as well as many friends and extended family members all of whom will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Louisa.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 6-9 pm and Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6-9 pm.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Hazel Marie Kelly

1929 – 2016

Hazel Marie Griffith-Kelly, 86 of Martha, Kentucky passed away at home on Monday, May 2, 2016.

She was born on November 11, 1929 in Martha, Kentucky to the late Allen T. and Mollie Cantrell-Griffith. She was a homemaker and loved her family dearly.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ashley Herald Kelly; a grandson Wesley Shane Fyfee; one sister Tera Evans and one brother Beecher Griffith.

Survivors include two daughters Karen (Lee) Gallosa of Paintsville and Diana (Kenny) Ferguson of Flat Gap; one brother Billy H. Griffith of Ashville, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Young Funeral Home – Chapel with Rev. Josh Ramey and Rev. Martin Green. Burial will follow at the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Visitation will be Thursday after 10:00 am at the Young Funeral Home – Chapel.

Online Condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Johnny Hughes 

1975 - 2016

Johnny Hughes 40 of Fort Gay, WV passed away Sunday May 1, 2016 at his home.

Johnny was born July 7, 1975 in Huntington, WV the son of Shirley Marcum Bradley and the late John W. Hughes. In addition to his father Johnny is preceded in death by a brother, James Earsel Hughes. He was a disabled nurse aid.

Survivors include a daughter Shelby Desiree Hughes of Louisa, his mother Shirley Marcum Bradley of Fort Gay, WV, a sister Sonya Varney of Hurricane, WV, and his maternal grandfather Earsel Marcum also of Fort Gay.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 4, at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Denny Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Vivian Opal Caudill

1926 - 2016

Vivian Opal Caudill, 89, of Louisa, Ky. passed on to her eternal resting home on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was preceded in death in 2006 by her beloved husband of 60 years, Harold Caudill.

Opal was born in Webbville, Ky., December 1, 1926, the daughter of the late Dewey and Lena Murphy Hensley. She was a homemaker and a member of the United Baptist Church.

Opal was a devoted mother and grandmother to her three daughters, Julia Caudill-Buchanon of Louisa, Deborah (Leslie) Peck of Louisa, and Sandra (Roger) Leedy of Fort Gay, and her only son James (Cindy) of Fort Gay, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Additional survivors include four sisters, Martha Jane Moore, of Louisa, Irene Mulkey, of Grayson, Patty Blevins, of Webbville, Geraldine Withers, of Martinez, GA, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11AM Wednesday, May 4 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert Scott "Bob" Poole

1962 - 2016

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Robert Scott "Bob" Poole, 53, of Chapmanville, departed this life Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Ashland, Ky.

Born October 18, 1962, at Philippi, W.Va., he was a son of Winfield Scott and Margaret Ann Poole of Rock Hill, S.C.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tristan Denee Poole.

Bob enjoyed working (He was a store manager for Wal-Mart), fishing, golf, and NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Debra Lee Poole; two daughters:, Christy Lynn Jones and Tiauna Lee Poole; two sons: William Chad Jones and his wife Nichole and Tyler Scott Poole and his wife Heather; one sister, Shari Ann Pullman; seven grandchildren: Latasha Shanae Aryah Wheeler, Sheyenna Denae Snow Wheeler, Carson William Jones, Cooper Grant Jones, James Parker Tomblin, Carl Grady Lambert and Jerzi Reign Poole; and his mother-in-law, Florence Jean Christy.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery at Hometown, W.Va.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jake Martin, Brandon Young, Matthew Young, Joseph Poole and Jerry Poole.

Memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scouts of America, Chief Cornstalk District, 2829 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25311.

Freeman Funeral Home at Chapmanville is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Lee Rice Blevins

1952 - 2016

Wanda Lee Rice Blevins, 63, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Wanda was born June 4, 1952, at Louisa General Hospital, the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Ranson Rice. She was a retired Lawrence County School Teacher and an active member of Myrtle Chapel Church. She will be remembered for her loving, supportive, and encouraging nature.

Survivors include her loving husband Stuart Blevins, a daughter Elizabeth A. Blevins of Olive Hill, KY; two sons, David Blevins and wife Loni of San Diego, CA and Thaddeus Blevins and wife Rachel of Lexington, KY; three sisters Linda Ferguson of Ashland, KY, Joyce Burton and Marsha Shannon both of Louisa; two brothers Herbert Rice of Titusville, FL and Joe Rice of Lexington, KY; and a grandson William Thomas Blevins. Wanda also leaves behind a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 30th at 2:00 pm at the Myrtle Chapel Church with Rev. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in the Ranson Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Friday April 29th from  4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Myrtle Chapel Church in memory of Wanda Rice Blevins. Mailing address for donations is Myrtle Chapel, c/o David Horn, 945 Mink Lane, Louisa, KY 41230.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Doug “Mack” Bowen 

1943 - 2016

Doug “Mack” Bowen 72 of Fort Gay, WV formerly of Lawrence County passed away Saturday April 23, 2016 at his home.

Doug was born Aug. 5, 1943 at Clifford, KY the son of the late Liss and Mirinda Burke Bowen. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Angela Bowen Marcum and two sisters Dolly Copley Crum and Elizabeth Accord. Doug was a carpet installer for many years.

Survivors include his loving wife Bonnie Dalton Bowen; a daughter and son-in-law Polly and Keith Johnson of Fort Gay, WV; and a son and daughter-in-law Jerry Douglas and Susan Bowen of Louisa; also a brother Benny Bowen of Clifford, KY.; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 27 at noon at the Oak Grove Church with Bro. Michael Marcum officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowen & Johnson Cemetery at Fort Gay.

Friends may visit the family on Monday after 6:00 pm and anytime on Tuesday at the Oak Grove Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Dallas Shell Jr. 

1958 - 2016

Dallas Shell Jr., 57, of Louisa, Ky passed away Friday April 23, 2016 at the Three Rivers Medical Center ER.

Dallas was born June 26, 1958 at Heiler, KY the son of the late Claude and Nedra Fitch Shell. He was a janitor.

Survivors include his loving wife Mary Edwards Shell, a son Dallas Lee Shell of Inez, KY, two daughters Crystal Renea Adkins of Warfield, KY and Samantha Shell of Stambaugh, KY; a sister Judy Kay Burns of Renesselaer, NY and a brother Johnny Ray Shell of Conway, SC; four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 25th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Monday April 25th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Holbrook 

1040 - 2016

Lillie Mae Holbrook 75 of Louisa, KY passed away on April 21, 2016 at her home following a sudden illness.

Lillie was born May 17, 1940 at Paintsville, KY the daughter of the late Sherman and Cynthia Salyers Tackett. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Orville Holbrook. Lillie was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Danny Holbrook of Louisa, a daughter, Misty Dawn Holbrook and a brother, Whitey Tackett of Staffordsville, KY.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Virginia Moore Hylton

1941 - 2016

Virginia Moore Hylton, 75, of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016 at the Community Hospice Care Center following a long illness.

Virginia was born March 9, 1941 at Alpharetta, KY the daughter of the late Paul M. and Pauline McClure Fugitt. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two husbands Logan Moore who died in 1990 and Bill Hylton.

Survivors include two daughters; Sandra Branham and husband John of Louisa and Angela Spradlin and husband Michael of Portales, NM; a grandson John Branham and a great granddaughter Brooklyn Branham; two brothers Bobby Fugitt and Glen Fugitt; and two sisters Frances Damron and Estellene Webb.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday April 24 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Johnny Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Sharon Raye Endicott Marcum

1941 - 2016

Sharon Raye Endicott Marcum, 74, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 20, 2016 following a brief illness.

Sharon was born July 11, 1941 at Sandusky, Ohio the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Elaine Morano Gruber. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband Robert Eugene Endicott, her stepfather Donald Rinker, a daughter Emma Catherine Endicott, and a granddaughter Kristi Nicole Blevins. Sharon was a retired nurse with Three Rivers Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband James B. Marcum; two daughters Donna G. Gilbert of Cynthiana, KY and Roberta Endicott-Blevins of Louisa; a son Paul David Endicott and wife Shirley of Vero Beach, FL; two step children Pam Johnson and husband Ishmael and Wayne Marcum and wife Michelle; two brothers Don Gruber and Kenny Rinker; a sister Gaye Summerall; and five grandchildren Robert Earl Endicott, Shelby Kathryn Blevins, Trevor Reece Gilbert, Caleb Johnson, and Joshua Marcum.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 23 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. John Goble officiating. Burial will follow in the Branham Cemetery at Clifford, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Friday April 22 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Ralph Gene Johnson 

1938 - 2016

Ralph Gene Johnson 77 of Louisa, KY passed away April 15, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

Ralph was born Oct. 22, 1938 at Logan, WV the son of the late Damer and Stella Watkins Johnson. He was a retired Electrician and Musician.

Survivors include two sons; Robby Johnson of Chicago, IL and Bobby Johnson of Ashland, KY; a grandson, Taz Johnson and a step grandson, Geoffrey Bowling.

In keeping with his wishes Ralph was cremated.

Care was entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Mary Pauline “Polly” Pigg

1930 – 2016

Mary Pauline “Polly” Pigg, 85 of Louisa passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa.

She was born on November 20, 1930 in Teaberry, Kentucky to the late Paul and Mary Cartmell-Branham. She was a homemaker and a member of the Louisa First Methodist Church.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sons Robert Daniel Pigg and Robert Gene Pigg; one brother Jimmy Branham and one sister Ruth Preece.

She leaves behind a loving family including one daughter Wanda O’Daniel and her husband Mike of Pikeville, Ky.; one son Bennie Paul Pigg and his wife Marlene of Paris, Ky.; five siblings Frank Branham, Peggy Adams, Oma Daniels, Barbara Manson and Hope Bevins; twelve grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren as well as a host of friends and extended family members all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6-9 pm at Young Funeral Home.

Hezra Gene “Buzz” Newsome

1945 - 2016

Hezra Gene “Buzz” Newsome, 70 of Louisa passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at The Jordan Center in Louisa.

“Buzz” was born in Louisa, Kentucky on September 12, 1945 to the late Ed and Gail Meade-Newsome. He was a heavy equipment operator having worked for Elliott Construction for over 20 years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Susie Murphy.

Mr. Newsome leaves behind a loving and devoted family including his wife of 51 years Paulette Hazlett-Newsome of Louisa; one son Paul Eugene Newsome and his wife Pam of Louisa; one daughter Carma Jean Thomas and her husband Frank of Scott Depot, WV; three grandchildren Branden Douglas West of Prestonsburg, Michelle Maynard of Guyandotte, WV and Justin Tyler Newsome of Louisa; two great grandchildren Justin Gage Maynard and Able Gannon Chapman; six step grandchildren Stephanie Fuggitt, Elizabeth Sparks, Emily Paige, Eric Paige and Alyssa Paige as well as many friends and extended family members all of whom will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Johnathon Hall officiating burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 6-9 pm at Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

Rodney Patrick Duncan 

1954 - 2016

Rodney Patrick Duncan 62 of Zelda, KY passed away Thursday April 14, 2016 at his home following a sudden illness.

Rodney was born March 17, 1954 at Huntington, WV the son of Jill Smith Duncan and the late Robert Duncan. In addition to his father he is preceded in death by a brother Robert Duncan Jr. Rod was a construction rehab with the Huntington WV Housing Authority and a United States Army Veteran. Rod was a member of the Buchanan Chapel Church and a member of Gideons.

Survivors include his loving wife Carla Lambert Duncan,  a son Jeremy Duncan and wife Toni of Ft. Campbell, KY, a stepson Marc Adkin of Virginia, his mother Jill Duncan of Huntington, WV, a sister Amy Lee Kirk of Michigan, and three grandchildren Chelsy, Hannah, and Jeremy Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday April 17 at 2:00 pm at the Buchanan Chapel Church with Rev. Keith Workman and Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday April 17 at 1:00 pm until time of services at the Buchanan Chapel Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Phyllis Bradley Dotson

1944 - 2016

Phyllis Bradley Dotson, 72, of Arnold, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Haines City, Florida. Phyllis was born January 16, 1944 in Louisa, Kentucky a daughter of the late Charles and Opal Pinkerton Bradley. She was a homemaker and an antiques dealer. 

Survivors include, her loving husband, Larry Dotson of Arnold, Missouri; two sons, Michael Lawrence Dotson of Palm Beach, Florida; Lee Mark Dotson of Arnold, Missouri; grandson, Brandon Dotson; brothers, Tom Bradley, Darrell Bradley and Steve Bradley all of Louisa, Kentucky; sisters, Wanda Miller and Lara Gray both of Louisa, Kentucky, Agnes Lyons of Lakewells, Florida.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, April 15, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, Kentucky.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Young Funeral Home.

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